Freedom Caucus chairman Scott Perry blasts McCarthy hours before House speaker vote

Jan 3, 2023 | Political News

The chairman of the House Freedom Caucus blasted Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) hours before lawmakers vote on whether to elect the minority leader as speaker of the House.

McCarthy made a number of concessions to the Freedom Caucus in a GOP rules package released late on Monday, but Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), the leader of a group of conservatives largely opposed to McCarthy's speakership, has said his overtures have fallen short.

Perry, in a statement released early Tuesday, complained that McCarthy has been “dragging his feet” in negotiations with the conservative holdouts, claiming that he wouldn't offer “firm commitments” on a number of demands.